Death Penalty Abolition Debate

Germany won’t sign MLAT, cites death penalty

  1. Germany has expressed its inability to sign the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) with India, citing its provision for death penalty for heinous crimes and terror activities.
  2. India has signed MLAT with 39 countries, including the United States.
  3. This is perhaps the first time a country has refused to sign the treaty on grounds of the death penalty provision.
  4. An MLAT is an agreement between two or more countries for gathering and exchanging information to enforce public or criminal laws.

Germany has expressed its inability to sign the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) with India, citing its provision for death penalty for heinous crimes and terror activities.

  1. India has signed MLAT with 39 countries, including the United States.
  2. This is perhaps the first time a country has refused to sign the treaty on grounds of the death penalty provision.
  3. An MLAT is an agreement between two or more countries for gathering and exchanging information to enforce public or criminal laws.